Rita Anderson

11601 W HWY 290 Suite A101 PMB # 360
Austin, TX 78737

Author's Bio

I am an award-winning poet & playwright living in Austin. I hold a MFA Poetry and a MA Playwriting, and my work has been internationally published. Please check my website for a visual CV under "photo gallery" at www.rita-anderson.com I was poetry editor of the literary journal at University of New Orleans, and my chapbook, The Entropy of Rocketman, is published with Finishing Line Press (2016). My poems have been published in Spoon River Poetry Review, EVENT Magazine (British Columbia), Ellipsis, The Longleaf Pine (Midwood Press), DLC Literary Journal, Cahoodaloodaling, The Blueshift Journal, Blotterature, Words Work, Transcendence, PHIction, Persona (50th Anniversary Edition), The Artful Mind, Di-Verse-City: An Austin Poetry Anthology, Inflight Magazine(Paper Plane Pilots Publishing), The Stardust Gazette, METAPHOR magazine,and Explorations (University of Alaska Press).

Publications and Prizes

Journals: 
cahoodaloodaling, Event, Random Sample Review
Chapbooks: 
THE ENTROPY OF ROCKETMAN
(Finishing Line Press, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
Rita was poetry editor of the literary journal at University of New Orleans, and her debut chapbook, The Entropy of Rocketman, is published with Finishing Line Press (2016). Rita won the Houston Poetry Festival, the Gerreighty Prize, the Robert F. Gibbons Poetry Award, the Cheyney Award, and an award from the Academy of American Poets.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
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Last updated: Mar 22, 2016